Microsoft announces general availability of Access apps in Office 365

Microsoft today announcedAccess apps in Office 365 are generally available for Office 365 Small Business, Midsize, Enterprise, and Education customers. Although Office 365 general availability was announced in February 2013, Access apps were in preview and weren’t supported under the Office 365 service-level agreement (SLA) and compliance standards. Now they’re officially out for everyone, except Office 365 Government customers.

accessappsGA 1 Microsoft announces general availability of Access apps in Office 365

General availability means customers can create, share, and use Access apps with “full confidence and the same level of guaranteed availability as the rest of Office 365.” Other benefits include:

  • Access apps are covered by the standard Office 365 SLA and compliance level.
  • Access app creators can now sell their apps in the SharePoint Store.
  • Access apps are available to all users, including Office 365 subscriptions where the administrator has disabled preview features (since Access apps are no longer in preview)